Service is restored at Dupont Circle Metro after man is struck; delays may linger

February 5

Metro trains were stopped on both sides of the Dupont Circle station Wednesday night for about 30 minutes after a man was struck by a train there, transit officials said.

After about a half-hour more of single-tracking between Farragut North and Van Ness, Metro resumed full service on the Red Line about 8:40 p.m., Metro spokeswoman Caroline Laurin said. The accident was first reported about 7:30 p.m.

Officials said the man, who is 36, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening when he was hit. Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said the man was trespassing after he walked from the platform area beyond safety gates into a restricted zone. Transit detectives weren’t able to interview him because he was sedated at a hospital, Stessel said.

This report has been updated.

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Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.
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